Eucalyptus Essential Oil: properties, benefits, uses

Eucalyptus essential oil : all the uses and properties of eucalyptus essence. From soothing effects to hair care. All information: price and where to buy it.

The essential oil of eucalyptus is obtained from the species Eucalyptus globulus, Mirtaceae plant of the family. The essence of eucalyptus is renowned for its beneficial properties which it exerts in case of colds, sinusitis and other respiratory tract disorders. It can be a mild natural remedy for headaches and to soothe the hassles of cystitis. The production of eucalyptus essential oil takes place by steam distillation of leaves and shoots.

The eucalyptus essence includes properties balsamic, catarrh, expectorant, mucolytic, antiseptic, analgesic, sedative, antipyretic and refreshing. On this page we will see how to use eucalyptus essential oil to get the best benefits.

In aromatherapy

This essence is characterized by a fresh, balsamic and woody scent, therefore it is perfect for deodorising the home in a natural way. To perfume rooms with eucalyptus essential oil, a single drop is used for each square meter of the room in which the aroma is to be spread. It can be inserted in the humidifiers of the radiators or in the diffusers of essential oils, the use of burners is not recommended.

As a decongestant

The active ingredients of eucalyptus essential oil have a powerful mucolytic, expectorant and decongestant action, and are accompanied by monoterpenes, substances with an antispasmodic and balsamic action. Thanks to these properties, eucalyptus essential oil is very useful in case of respiratory tract diseases such as sore throat and cough, it is also useful for those who want to stop snoring in a natural way.

Also to soothe the symptoms of colds and decongest the airways, it is possible to add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil as an aerosol. Those who do not have the machine to make the aerosol will only have to add 6-7 drops to a saucepan of hot water and breathe in the steam produced, taking care to cover the head with a towel so as to form a small inhalation chamber.

For vagienal douching

In case of cystitis and intimate itching, it is possible to take advantage of the  refreshing properties of the eucalyptus essence. Just add 10-15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in 300ml of hot water.

Eucalyptus essential oil for hair

The properties of eucalyptus essential oil are many and are also useful when it comes to the well-being of skin and hair. Just add 10 drops of essential oil to a neutral shampoo to help cleanse the skin and eliminate dandruff.

Massage ointment to relieve muscle pain

Combined with sweet almond oil it can create a soothing massage ointment designed to relax muscle tension. To counteract muscle pain, dissolve 3 drops of essential oil for each tablespoon of almond oil.

Where to buy eucalyptus essential oil

It is possible to buy eucalyptus essential oil at shops specialized in the sale of natural products and in the most well-stocked herbalists. The price of eucalyptus essential oil varies according to the manufacturer, the retailer but above all according to the raw material: the most expensive essential oils are those that use plants grown with the organic farming method, therefore free of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. artificial. “Diluted” essential oils are very cheap. Better to buy a pure product (not to be applied pure on the skin) and dilute a few drops in a tablespoon of olive oil or almond oil. 

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